Healthy Ravioli Recipes

September 19, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Ravioli Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Ravioli Recipes with recipes including; Mushroom Ravioli and Chicken Piccata, Beef Stew with Ravioli, and Ravioli and Vegetable Soup. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Ravioli Recipes
Find healthy, delicious ravioli recipes including cheese and spinach ravioli, and ravioli soup. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Mushroom Ravioli and Chicken Piccata
This weeknight-friendly version of classic chicken piccata calls for mushroom ravioli, but regular cheese ravioli works too. Look for presliced mushrooms to cut down on prep time, and use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken here to cut down on cook time in this fast and easy dinner……….

Beef Stew with Ravioli
To keep this stew on the lean side, trim the stew meat yourself, or purchase stew meat that is labeled lean…………………

Ravioli and Vegetable Soup
Fresh or frozen ravioli cook in minutes and turn this light vegetable soup into a main course. Look for whole-wheat or whole-grain ravioli in the refrigerated or frozen section of the supermarket. Tortellini can be used instead of ravioli as well. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell……………

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Tomato and Fresh Ricotta Chicken Breasts w/ Olive Oil and Italian Herb Linguine

August 30, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in chicken, Pasta Roni | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Tomato and Fresh Ricotta Chicken Breasts w/ Olive Oil and Italian Herb Linguine

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 85 degrees and a bit more humid, passing rain showers around the area. Well spent the day breaking up Half Runner Green Beans and helping Mom can 14 quarts! Plenty of Green Beans for a while. I’m glad I’ve learned how to can. Not a lot of people can anymore. For Dinner tonight I prepared Tomato and Fresh Ricotta Chicken Breasts w/ Olive Oil and Italian Herb Linguine.

 

 

 

I picked the Chicken up at Meijer, Katie’s Best Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts, and had the package in the freezer. Sat the package in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare it I’m seasoning the Chicken with Morton’s Lite Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I grabbed a skillet and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat.

 

 

 

 

 

When the skillet was heated I added the Chicken Breasts. Cooked the Chicken for 7 minutes a side. With a couple of minutes of cooking time left I turned the heat down to medium low and added the jar of Prego Cooking Sauce. Flipped the Chicken one last time with a minute left. I cooked it an extra minute to let those flavors of the Tomato and Fresh Ricotta marinate the Chicken Breasts. Checked temperature of the Chicken with a thermometer and it read just a tad over 165°. Removed the skillet from the heat and let it sit a couple of minutes until the Pasta finished. I came across the Prego Cooking Sauce – Tomato and Fresh Ricotta Sauce at Meijer last week, looking forward to trying their other Sauces!

 

 

 

I’m serving the Chicken with Pasta Roni Rustic Recipes Olive Oil and Italian Herb. I’ve had this many times but usually with Shrimp. Easy to preapre and makes a delicious Pasta Dish, I’m preparing this as my Chicken is cooking. To prepare it In medium saucepan, bring Water and Olive Oil to a boil. Then slowly stir in Pasta and Special Seasonings. Return to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 10-12 min., stirring frequently. The Sauce will be thin so just let it stand for 3min. to thicken. Pasta Done! I love these Rice A Roni and Pasta Roni products! Added a sprinkle of Morton’s Light Salt to it.

 

 

 

 

To serve it I made a bed of the Pasta in a bowl and top it with a one of the Chicken Breasts and the Sauce. Topped it all with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. I really like this Prego Cooking Sauce! Excellent flavor and Seasoning, perferct for the Chicken. Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. For Dessert later a bowl of South Carolina grown fresh sliced Peaches, love these Peaches!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie’s Best
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/

Katie’s Best is NON-GMO Verified! Non GMO logo-300Yes, this is a BIG DEAL! We test every load of grain for this certification process

We take the Non-GMO verification very seriously! Our feed mill and farms go through the verification process and approval according to the Non-GMO Project verified specifications. Grains that do not pass this test are turned away and not labeled with the certification of Non-GMO. Katie’s Best is chicken has been raised on a diet of certified, non-genetically modified grains. The feed mill and farms go through a certification process to ensure that our grains meet the certification guidelines. Our chickens are raised on a complete non-genetically modified grain diet.
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/non-gmo/

 

 

 

Prego Cooking Sauce – Tomato and Fresh Ricotta Sauce


Go beyond just pasta and sauce with the delectable flavors of sweet tomato, fresh ricotta cheese and herbs and seasonings. Effortless to make, simply brown chicken, stir in the sauce and simmer. Dinner is served in 20 minutes!

About the product
* Delectable flavors of sweet tomato and fresh ricotta cheese
* Make dinner in 20 minutes!
* Gluten free
* No artificial flavors
* Simply brown chicken, stir in the sauce and simmer

Nutrition Facts
About 7 Servings Per Container
Serving size 1/4 Cup (60mL)
Amount per serving
Calories 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 370mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 1g Added Sugars 2%
Protein 2g
https://www.prego.com/sauces/cooking-sauces/tomato-fresh-ricotta-cooking-sauce/

 

 

Pasta Roni Rustic Recipes Olive Oil and Italian Herb

Inspired by the flavors of Italy, our Pasta Roni® Rustic Recipes Olive Oil and Italian Herb combines linguini with olive oil, Italian herbs and other natural flavors. This mouth-watering side dish contains no preservatives and no artificial flavors.

Preparation:
1 – In medium saucepan, bring water and olive oil to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Return to a boil.
2 – Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 10-12 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
3 – Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

Ingredients
DURUM WHEAT SEMOLINA, AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT*, SALT, OLIVE OIL, NATURAL FLAVORS, CREAM, NONFAT MILK, RED BELL PEPPER*, GARLIC*, ONIONS*, PARSLEY*, SUGAR, PARMESAN CHEESE (MILK, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, ENZYMES), WHEY, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, SOY SAUCE (SOYBEANS, WHEAT, SALT), BUTTER (CREAM, SALT), ANNATTO EXTRACT COLOR.

*DRIED.

CONTAINS WHEAT, MILK AND SOY INGREDIENTS.

Nutrition
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value

Calories 250
Calories from Fat 70
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 0%
Sodium 700mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
http://www.ricearoni.com/Products/Rustic_Recipes/Pasta_Roni_Rustic_Recipes/Olive_Oil_and_

Ultimate Grilled Chicken Recipes

July 14, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Ultimate Grilled Chicken Recipes from the EatingWell website and Magazine! Delicious and Healthy Ultimate Grilled Chicken Recipes with recipes including; Grilled Chicken Thighs with Jerk Sauce, Spatchcocked Chicken with Sweet and Spicy BBQ Rub, and Grilled Chicken Wings with Carrots and Celery. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Ultimate Grilled Chicken Recipes
Fresh ideas for grilled chicken plus amazing recipes for brines, rubs, marinades, sauces and more.

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Jerk Sauce
Jamaican jerk sauce traditionally uses Scotch bonnet peppers; here, we substitute jalapeños for a milder flavor. The jerk sauce serves as both a marinade and a sauce for meaty grilled chicken thighs. This healthy grill recipe takes just 30 minutes of active time, so as long as you plan ahead and factor in the marinating time it’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or easy weekend BBQ………………….

Spatchcocked Chicken with Sweet and Spicy BBQ Rub
In this whole grilled chicken recipe, the backbone is removed and the chicken is flattened then grilled under the weight of 2 bricks–which enables it to cook quickly and evenly. The homemade rub recipe makes enough to prepare 2 pounds of boneless chicken or 4 pounds of bone-in chicken, but you can easily double or triple the recipe and store the extra in an airtight container for up to 3 months so you can have it on hand throughout the grilling season………………

Grilled Chicken Wings with Carrots and Celery
These grilled chicken wings get that wonderful mix of sweet and spicy flavors from honey and harissa. Most grills cook unevenly, so it’s important to keep these wings moving around to ensure crispy skin without burning. Traditional chicken wing sides–carrots and celery–cook right alongside the chicken for a quick dinner on the grill……………………

* Click the link below to get all the Ultimate Grilled Chicken Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22423/ingredients/meat-poultry/chicken/bbq-grilled/ultimate/slideshow/ultimate-grilled-chicken-recipes/

Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipes

December 13, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipes like; Cranberry-Orange-Glazed Turkey Meatballs, Meatballs with Honey-Mango Barbecue Sauce, and Italian Wedding Soup. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy to end the Year and to start the New Year! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipes
Find healthy, delicious turkey meatballs recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Cranberry-Orange-Glazed Turkey Meatballs
Ground turkey and bulgur form the base of these healthy Thanksgiving-themed meatballs, which are tossed in a tangy cranberry-sauce glaze. Serve these on a platter or keep them warm in a slow cooker……….

Meatballs with Honey-Mango Barbecue Sauce
This honey-mango barbecue sauce is a perfect sweet topping for meatballs. The touch of cinnamon and dash of cayenne pepper add just the right amount of spice…….

Italian Wedding Soup
This Italian Wedding Soup recipe is Italian comfort food at its best, and this easy soup recipe lends itself to countless variations. Substitute spinach, chicory, chard or any other leafy green for the escarole or kale, and any leftover cooked (or canned) beans for the white beans in this healthy Italian wedding soup recipe…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19104/ingredients/meat-poultry/turkey/main-dish/meatballs/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 23, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Lowering fat in your recipes………..

Use evaporated skim milk in place of light or heavy cream in soups and sauces.

Kitchen Hint of thye Day!

May 27, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Save the Sauce……….

Thank you to Kelli for passing this Hint along……………..
For an easy weeknight meal, save and freeze leftover sauces from previous meals in ice-cube trays. The cubes can be reheated in a sauté pan when you need a quick sauce.

Healthy Chicken and Rice Recipes

April 28, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Chicken and Rice Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Chicken and Rice Recipes like; Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya, Chicken Mushroom and Wild Rice Casserole, and Barbecued Raspberry-Hoisin Chicken. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Chicken and Rice Recipes
Find healthy, delicious chicken and rice recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya
The slow cooker makes easy work of this healthy jambalaya featuring brown rice and plenty of veggies. If you don’t want to make your own seasoning, just skip Step 1 and use 1½ teaspoons purchased salt-free Cajun seasoning in Step 2………

Chicken, Mushroom and Wild Rice Casserole
In Minnesota, chicken, mushrooms and wild rice are often bound together in a casserole with cream of mushroom soup. We forgo the sodium-rich canned soup and make a light, creamy sauce that gets depth of flavor from dry sherry and Parmesan cheese. If you already have cooked chicken, use 4 cups and skip Step 2……………..

Barbecued Raspberry-Hoisin Chicken
Hoisin sauce along with pureed tart raspberries makes a wonderful Chinese-inspired marinade and dipping sauce for grilled chicken. Plan ahead: The chicken thighs benefit from marinating for at least 2 hours before grilling………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Chicken and Rice Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18935/ingredients/meat-poultry/chicken/main-dish/chicken-rice/

Healthy Tomato Sauce Recipes

April 21, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Tomato Sauce Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Tomato Sauce Recipes recipes like; Puttanesca Pork Chops, Meatball and Creamed Spinach Skillet, and Garden Tomato Sauce. Find these recipes and more all the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Tomato Sauce Recipes
Find healthy, delicious tomato sauce recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Puttanesca Pork Chops
This flavorful pork chop dinner recipe is proof that bold Neapolitan puttanesca sauce can liven up more than just spaghetti. Unlike brined olives like Kalamatas, oil-cured olives have a meatier bite because they’re coated in salt then macerated in oil. Look for them on olive bars or with other Italian products. Serve with sautéed broccoli rabe and whole-wheat orzo…….

Meatball and Creamed Spinach Skillet
Spaghetti and meatballs is a no-brainer, but pairing meatballs with a pile of creamed spinach topped with marinara and cheese is a flavorful twist. Pick your favorite frozen meatballs—beef, chicken or veggie—for this healthy dinner recipe…………

Garden Tomato Sauce
This garden-fresh tomato sauce is a delicious way to use summer-ripe tomatoes. Or freeze whole tomatoes and make this sauce later on in the winter. Just remove the cores and freeze them whole. Then, turn your frozen tomatoes into a garden-fresh sauce any time of the year. For pizza sauce: In Step 2, cook until thickened to about the consistency of pizza sauce, 1½ to 2 hours. Remove from the heat, transfer to a blender, add 2 tablespoons tomato paste and blend until smooth………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Tomato Sauce Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20957/side-dishes/sauces-condiments/sauce/pasta/tomato/

One of America’s Favorites – Pig Pickin’

July 17, 2017 at 4:53 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A pig pickin’ (also known as rolling a pig, pig pull, pig roast or, among the Cajun, “cochon de lait”) is a type of party or gathering held primarily in the American South which involves the barbecuing of a whole hog (the castrated male pig or barrow, bred for consumption at about 12 weeks old). Females, or gilts, are used as well. Boars (full-grown intact males) and sows generally are too large.

Many Southern families have a pig roast for Thanksgiving or Christmas, graduations, weddings, or summer gatherings. Some communities hold cook-offs during festivals, where cooks compete against one another for prize money.

 

A pig, often around 80–120 pounds dressed weight, is split in half and spread onto a large charcoal or propane grill. Some practitioners use a separate stove filled with hardwood to produce coals which are then transferred under the charcoal grill by shovel; others use charcoal with chunks of either blackjack oak, hickory wood or some other hardwood added for flavor. The style of these grills are as varied as the methods of producing them, some being homemade while others are custom-made.

There is a long-running debate among barbecue enthusiasts over the merits of different fuels. Propane is said to maintain a consistent temperature, whereas charcoal or charwood are often touted as producing better-tasting meat.

The cooking process is communal and usually directed by an authority figure; the host is helped by friends or family. It usually takes four to eight hours to cook the pig completely; the pig is often started “meat-side” down, and then is flipped one time once the hog has stopped dripping rendered fat. Some practitioners clean ashes from the skin with paper towels or a small whisk broom before flipping the hog to help produce high quality cracklings from the skin.

Often the hog is basted while cooking, though the method and sauce used differs according to region. For instance, a typical South Carolina Piedmont-area baste would be a mustard based sauce, an Eastern North Carolina baste is usually a very light vinegar based sauce with red pepper flakes, and Western North Carolina barbecue uses sauce with a ketchup base similar to traditional barbecue sauce.

When the cooking is complete, the meat should ideally be tender to the point of falling off of the bone. The meat is then either chopped or pulled into traditional Carolina-style pork barbecue, or it is picked off the hog itself by the guests. It is from the latter that the gathering gains its name. The barbecue is sometimes eaten with hushpuppies (fried cornmeal, occasionally flavored with onions), coleslaw, baked beans or sometimes Brunswick stew. In South Carolina, it is common to serve pilaf or hash as a side dish. Hash is a blend of leftover pork mixed with barbecue sauce and usually served over rice.

Sweet tea, beer, and soft drinks are often served.

 

The pig pickin’ is a significant part of the culture of the South; the necessary work and time needed to cook the hog makes it ideal for church gatherings (“dinner on the grounds”) or family reunions, and they can be held virtually year-round thanks to the region’s mild winters. Pig pickin’s are popular amongst the most devoted tailgaters at college football games across the South. The pig pickin’ has been long associated with politics; many local political parties and politicians still use the pig pickin’ to attract people to meetings and campaign rallies.[citation needed] In 1983, Rufus Edmisten, running for Governor of North Carolina at the time, was overheard saying “I’ve eaten enough barbecue. I am not going to eat any more. I’m taking my stand and that is it.”

Culturally and culinarily different from traditional Deep South pig pickin’ events, pig roasts are a common occurrence in Cuba, as well as the non-mainland American state of Hawaii, with roasts being done in the traditions of those places.

 

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 29, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Sugar Burns……..

 

Sugar burns at 265 degrees F (130 degrees C). If you are cooking foods with sauces or rubs that contain sugar you need to keep your grilling temperature below this temperature or your food will burn and blacken. Or don’t add those sauces until the end of the cooking time.

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